Financial Aid Information for Teachers
The cost of a teacher education program need not be a roadblock to becoming a teacher. A loan forgiveness program is available to elementary and secondary teacher candidates: the federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness (TLF). Two programs are available to special education candidates: TLF, as well as the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Programs.
In many cases, taking advantage of these programs will cover the entire cost of tuition. You must have an awarded student loan in order to qualify for these programs: